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Beech / Beechcraft 55 / 56 / 58 Baron

Beech 58P Pressurized Baron © Gary Shephard
Photo ©: Gary Shephard (Photos at airliners.net)

55 / 56 / 58 Baron

Utility Aircraft

The Beechcraft 55 / 56 / 58 Baron is a twin-engined four-to-six-seat light touring aircraft with retractable landing gear produced by the US-American manufacturer Beech Aircraft Corporation, later Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, today Beechcraft.

Crew1
Passengersmax. 5
 
Propulsion2 Piston Engines
Engine ModelContinental TSIO-520-WB
Engine Power (each)242 kW325 hp
 
Speed483 km/h261 kts
  300 mph
Service Ceiling7.620 m25.000 ft
Range2.276 km1.229 NM
1.414 mi.
 
Empty Weight1.822 kg4.017 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight2.812 kg6.200 lbs
 
Wing Span11,53 m37,8 ft
Wing Area18,5 m²199 ft²
Length9,09 m29,8 ft
Height2,79 m9,2 ft
 
First Flight29.02.1960
Production Statusin production
Developed fromBeech 95 Travel Air
 
FAA TCDS3A16
 
Data for (Version)Beech 58P Baron

Remarks
The Beech Baron is a development of the Beech 95 Travel Air which itself is a development of the single-engine Beech Bonanza. Beech Baron Models 55 & 56 have total length of 8,53m (27ft 11in). The current production model is the Beechcraft Baron G58.


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